Kirkcaldy Macular Support Group, Support Volunteers

  • VO90273


The Macular Society is the UK's leading charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support. Macular disease causes sight loss, for example when reading, looking at photos or watching television and affects mainly older people.

The groups provide information, support and new friendships to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends. Whether you can spare a few hours or a couple of days a week, you’ll be doing something great to help. By giving your time, you will help the society to reach the thousands of people living with macular disease and sight loss in your area and provide life-changing support.

You will be volunteering as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the group.

Tasks shared by volunteers may include:

-Welcoming members and guests, sharing information, wrapping things up at the end.

-Organising guest speakers and suggesting social activities.

-Keeping in touch with group members, maintaining a list of members and sharing updates with head office.

-Collecting meeting subs.

-Setting out the chairs, serving tea and coffee

Organisation aims and objectives

The Macular Society is a UK-wide charity supporting people with macular degeneration and other sight loss conditions. Its vision is to beat macular disease once and for all through funding research, building scientific capacity, facilitating collaboration and communication, and involving patients. It offers many services to support people through their sight loss journey, including advice and information, counselling, befriending, and support groups.










2-3 Hours per month


Experience required: If you get a buzz from helping others, then this role is perfect for you. Reliable and friendly volunteers needed, and you don’t need to have a macular condition nor sight loss; empathy and an understanding of its impact will help you to provide the best support. The Macular Society will provide all the training you need to be able to support group members and the running of the group. If you have a willingness to learn and support others, then they would love to hear from you!
Travel details: The group will be meeting at Kirkcaldy Galleries from March/April 2022. The group meets monthly on the last Monday of the month at 11am.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We can pay public transport rates and can reimburse volunteers every week if needed. Mileage may also be paid if reasonable.
Training details: The Macular Society value our volunteers and they provide the support you need to be confident and successful in your role. You will learn more about them, their work, more about macular disease and subjects that are important to them such as confidentiality and looking after yourself and others. Their programme is flexible and you can take part in some of it from the comfort of your own home. Your regional manager is on hand for individual support and you can enjoy the wider help offered as a member of our volunteer network.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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